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IoD South Online: Artificial Intelligence – A Director’s Perspective

17 Jun 2021
Online webinar, Online
IoD South Online: Artificial Intelligence – A Director’s Perspective

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings unprecedented opportunities to businesses, but also incredible responsibility. The output from AI systems has a real bearing on people’s lives, raising considerable questions around AI ethics, data governance, trust, and legality. As more and more businesses put decisions into the hands of AI applications, there is an increased risk around employment/HR, data privacy, health, and reputational issues. According to an Accenture global research study, 88% of respondents do not have confidence in AI-based decisions even though the benefits businesses stand to gain from the use of AI is endless.

The impact of artificial intelligence in business contexts isn't always clear-cut or easy to understand. However, today's business leaders should know a few things to be conversant on the topic of artificial intelligence.

This webinar will present an overview of Artificial Intelligence, explore the hype and the reality of AI, Hot Topics around AI and what you as a Director should consider when thinking about embarking in an AI Program - the "ABC " for Directors.

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Date & time: 17 Jun 2021 13:00 - 14:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Event manager:
Ms Polly Laughton
Contact phone:
020 8078 4014


Prof Alvin Wilby

Alvin retired at the end of 2019 as VP Research, Technology and Innovation at Thales UK, where he oversaw a research programme including Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy and Cyber Security. During that time, he gave evidence on AI in Defence Systems to the House of Lords AI Committee and was involved in investigating crashes of autonomous Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). He is currently a visiting professor at the universities of Bristol and Southampton, interested in the technical and socio-technical (i.e. humans included!) challenges relating to autonomous systems. At Southampton, he is a board member of the Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub and the "Machine Intelligence for Nano-electronic Devices and Systems" (MINDS) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT).  He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and delivered the society 2019 Mitchell Lecture and the 2020 Sir John Charnley Lecture, addressing the challenges that arise when "Human Intelligence" and "Artificial Intelligence" collide.

Sarbani Bose - Managing Director of Ei Square Ltd, and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador for IoD Hampshire Branch. 
Ei Square Ltd, is a niche and boutique consultancy firm assisting clients to be mature in their data journey. Sarbani has over 20 years’ experience in digital transformation, especially around data and analytics across different sectors but predominantly around telecommunications. She assisted Virgin Media around different data transformations with the recent one being their multi-million pound Mobile Transformation Programme. Her passion is around data and data strategy. Bringing organisations disparate data, centric to their decision-making process and aligning data strategy to be in line with their business strategy. Advising clients to start considering data as more of an asset rather than a by-product of the technology used. Sarbani is a board advisor of D.RiskIT, a data product company, advising them on their data strategy. She is also a huge advocate of mental health and wellbeing of individuals. 



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